Green fairytale getaway
If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, nothing beats this magnificent and breathtaking gem of Koh Samui island – The Tongsai Bay. Surrounded by untouched, lush greenery, the bay is completely private and free from any beach vendors, ensuring peace and comfort when sipping your favorite drink on the cozy sun bed.
“Love at first sight” was the first feeling the founder felt 30 years ago when he spotted from the sea, this beautiful bay. Since then, the dream has been to build the resort and not cut down a single tree in order not to damage the beauty of the nature surrounding the bay.
As a result, 2017 sees The Tongsai Bay celebrate its 30th year anniversary. The Tongsai Bay was the first luxury, five-star hotel to be built on Koh Samui. Do make sure to you visit the Tongsai Bay’s web page this year, as the resort has prepared special celebratory packages during 2017 to celebrate its 30th birthday as well as exceptional food & cocktail menus for its 30th birthday.
Your indulgent escape wouldn’t be as enjoyable as it is without the resort’s stunning suites, cottages and villas. Settled between tropical gardens, The Tongsai Bay consists of 83 suites, cottages, and villas. Each suites, cottage and villa has a breathtaking ocean view and spacious terraces with either a luxurious bathtub, private pool or Jacuzzi. You will have a broad range of accommodation to choose from, including beachfront suites to their most exclusive Nang Gong Villa with a 360 degrees view with private pool. If you are looking for a honeymoon destination, The Tongsai Bay’s Hideaway Cottage will ultimately meet your expectations. This luxurious cottage features a large Jacuzzi bath-tub on the terrace, giving you the feeling of complete isolation and romantic privacy. The largest villa, named after Tongsai Bay’s founder, The Akorn Villa would be a perfect choice for a family retreat.
The resort contains two large pools, exercise room and tennis court for your outdoor activities. For dining and leisure, you have to visit their Po-Lad Beach Bistro & Bar and taste the fantastic food at the Chef Chom’s Thai Restaurant or The Butlers restaurant.
The Tongsai Bay has impressive environmental and ecological credentials. The resort’s staff monitor waste management, energy reduction, water consumption and use biochemicals for maintenance (EM- effective micro-organism) and biodegradable cleaners for rooms and facilities.
Environmentally friendly resort
It’s fair to say that The Tongsai Bay offers you hypnotic views wherever you choose to direct your sight, and their passionate love for the environment is visible at every point. If you are looking for tranquillity and peace to rejuvenate, a fairytale honeymoon destination or family retreat, The Tongsai Bay will exceed your expectations.
Besides the policy to keep the nature untainted while building the resort, it is important to mention that The Tongsai Bay has received several awards and recognitions for their green policy and innovations to preserve the nature and use organic materials in their operations.
Every staff member is regularly updated and educated to understand and respect the green policy of the resort. Passion for preserving the nature is visible in every action they make, and it makes your retreat experience even more memorable. The Tongsai Bay staff are devoted to minimizing waste, reducing energy consumption and protecting the animals and plants at the resort and the entire island. It is important to say that this concept was a dream strategy of the founder himself and it is kept and developed throughout the whole 30 years and will continue to do so.
Organic garden of the Tongsai Bay
We had the pleasure of visiting The Tongsai Bay’s organic garden. Initially, you do not expect to get additionally surprised after seeing all the lush greenery, breathing the fresh air and flowery scents, however, the organic garden elevates you to another level of experience. At the organic garden, the staff grows various herbs and fruits that are used in the food preparation and decoration. It also produces the scents and cleaning liquids for the rooms. Witnessing their waste treatment process and all other operations (energy preservation, animal protection, water consumption) makes you understand that you have just spent several days consuming organically grown fruits and enjoyed the scents in the room that are produced by the resort. We will dare to make an assumption that you are visiting Koh Samui for its nature and confidentially can say that the best lifetime memories will come after visiting The Tongsai Bay
Dining and relaxation
We cannot summarize our visit without saying a few words about the excellent food. Followed by the amazing and friendly staff, our dining experience at the Tongsai Bay left us only with making pleasurable sounds with every bite we took. Breakfast at the Chef Chom’s restaurant adds up to the overall impression, to taste all the food that catches your eyes; you will have to extend your stay at the resort.
With the greatest honor, we have tasted a special anniversary dinner menu, followed by Iron Balls Cocktails. As part of the 30th anniversary year celebrations, The Tongsai Bay was presenting dishes from their very first menu back in 1987. We must say that we were left speechless after tasting these unique recipes. Our highest recommendation is to set your dates and visit the resort this year to catch this particular menu and celebratory packages that The Tongsai Bay’s team have prepared.
After a fantastic food, we can guarantee that you will wish to spend few hours at the award-winning Prana Spa. As you could expect, the surroundings and decorations make your treatment start with the entrance. The Prana Spa provides a haven of relaxation and beauty with a selection of therapeutic, healing and restorative therapies.